How to Find Your iPad's MAC Address

  Matt Cone       March 28, 2013      Tutorials iPad Network


Your iPad’s Wi-Fi interface has a permanent, unique serial number called a media access control (MAC) address. Some universities and employers may request your iPad’s MAC address to monitor or limit your access to certain Wi-Fi networks.

Network location icon

MAC addresses can also be used for less nefarious purposes. For example, if your iPad is stolen on a university’s campus, the IT department may be able to use its MAC address to trigger an alert when the criminal connects your iPad to a university network. For reasons like this, it can be a good idea to find and store your iPad’s MAC addresses.

Here’s how to find your iPad’s MAC address:

  1. From the home screen, tap Settings.

  2. Tap General.

  3. Tap About. The window shown below appears.

    iPad MAC address

The iPad’s MAC address, referred to as the Wi-Fi Address in iOS settings, is displayed on the screen.

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